Sociobiology and Disney’s Monkey Kingdom

“Other simian primates have facial expressions, social structures, a system of mutually understood calls and movements, and a style of intelligence that’s eerily familiar. They have opposable thumbs and five fingers on each… Continue reading

Weight Lifting, Sitting, and Poor Posture

Weight training is a phenomenal workout for health, strength, power, athleticism, and body aesthetics. However, it is not without its downsides. Someone lifting without a thorough understanding of the body’s musculoskeletal system is extremely likely to cause… Continue reading

Why Mindfulness?

In a society that desperately needs it, mindfulness cultivates inner awareness. With this awareness comes a resilience of mind, and a very different take on the importance of material objects and external events… Continue reading

Experience as Subject/Object Feedback

We experience reality through expressions of energy. These expressions are what we call the object of experience. The joy of being human is to control a mind capable of uniquely interpreting, and therefore… Continue reading

Beginners Guide to Meditation

Contemplative practice is an incredibly reliable means of self and social improvement. Meditation is a tool for exercising awareness, to improve, understand, and better control one’s mind. Awareness controls the entire conscious thought process, and… Continue reading

Free-Will and the Subconscious

Most people believe themselves to be in complete control of their minds. I always thought I was. I can tell you now, with certainty, that isn’t the case. The brain is an associating… Continue reading

Six Degrees of Separation

Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than six… Continue reading

Perspectives on Chaos Theory

Clouds pass overhead in seemingly random patterns. These patterns may sometimes appear similar, but will never repeat themselves. As random as they may seem, they are not. The patterns are created and governed… Continue reading

How the Mind Influences Gene Expression

I think everybody is aware that their traits are at least somewhat determined by genetics. The nature vs nurture debate goes way back, and it’s become obvious that the answer is clearly both.… Continue reading

Management and Personal Ambition

Below is an excerpt on management and personal ambition from “Finding Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. “Keith is one example of many managers who spend years desperately trying to impress their superiors for a… Continue reading